Red Bull Music Academy has been a constant fixture in the realm of broadening the gap of music culture between the artist and the fan. Curating live shows, DJ battles, and artist conversations world-wide, they sat down with Q-Tip as the final guest of their 2013 lecture series, moderated by journalist/DJ Chairman Mao.
In the interview, Q-Tip speaks on his twenty-plus years in the music industry, detailing his various projects, background on his productions, and inspirations of the years. When the topic of Kanye West came up in conversation, he stated how much he enjoys working with him, and previewed an unreleased track from ‘Ye entitled ‘Mama’s Boyfriend’, which is revealed around the 1:36 mark of the video above. The Tip produced tracked was recorded in Hawaii during the time Kanye was working on his ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ LP.
Press play to watch the entire Q-Tip/Red Bull Music Academy interview, and preview the Kanye track.